CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
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One small Florida town is buzzing over its newest millionaire, reports NBC's Kerry Sanders.
The talk radio personality has reportedly bought a piece of oceanfront property that is the highest dollar deal recorded this year in the tony Florida town.
A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.
Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) told CNBC he hopes for a five times return in five years for the $19 million of incentives given to Hertz to relocate its headquarters from New Jersey.
JPMorgan shareholders should vote against the re-election of three board members, an influential proxy advisory firm said.
Mark Wahlberg's dark comedy "Pain & Gain" brought enough box office muscle to knock Tom Cruise out of the No. 1 spot on movie charts in the United States and Canada. "Iron Man 3" hauled in $195.3 million in 42 international markets, distributor Walt Disney Co said, a total that surpassed the international opening of "The Avengers."
There was little sign of spring across a large swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday as a powerful storm dumped heavy snow across a widespread area.
Baseball-sized hail was reported in northern Florida, along with possible tornadoes, while heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas delayed flights and shut down part of Interstate-70. A crash involving up to 50 vehicles closed part of Interstate-25 near Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.
The Carnival Dream was stuck in a Caribbean port with equipment trouble Thursday, a month after the Triumph was disabled by a fire that stranded thousands.
Florida's Lt. Gov. resigned Wednesday after being questioned by law enforcement about her connection to an embattled Internet cafe operator.
Improved weather is projected to result in a successful growing year, which could reduce the pressure on grain, livestock feed and consumer prices.
For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.
The U.S. government's civil fraud lawsuit against S&P relies heavily on emails in which employees voiced doubts about the integrity of the agency's ratings. But S&P may still come out on top.
Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!
With the average price of collectible Ferraris up more than 70 percent, this weekend's auction of vintage GT and GTOs is drawing attention.
Florida beaches from Jupiter to Palm Beach are closed to swimmers because hundreds and maybe thousands of sharks are lurking not far from the beach, reports CNBC's Sue Herera. (0:28)
Median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford to buy a new car, a new study finds.